How much will hiring an attorney to represent me cost?
Unlike many attorneys, Tabak Law’s disability attorneys do not charge up-front fees to work on your Social Security disability case. The attorneys at Tabak Law will be paid a fee only if they win your case (this is called a contingency fee.)
Here’s how it works:
For Social Security disability lawyers, the fee is limited to 25% of the past-due benefits you are awarded, up to a maximum of $6,000. Note that the attorney will be paid only out of your past-due benefits, or “backpay.” If no back-dated benefits are awarded, the attorney will not receive a fee.
How do I check the status of a pending application for benefits?
If you applied for benefits, you can check the Status of Your Application online.
Your application status shows:
- The date your application was received;
- Any requests for additional documents;
- The address of the office processing your application; and
- If a decision has been made.
You cannot check the status of an application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits online.
If you are unable to check your status online, you can
- Call social security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.;
- Contact your local Social Security office, or
- If you are a current client, contact Tabak Law, LLC at (414) 351-4400.
Can I return to work while getting Social Security disability benefits?
How Long Will I Have to Wait For My Hearing?
- Obtain reports from treating doctors that are consistent with Social Security regulations
- Refer claimants to specialists for additional reports that answer questions raised by Social Security regulations
- Obtain a vocational expert’s evaluation of the claimant’s ability to work
- Ask that a prior application for benefits be reopened
- Seek a waiver of a time limit
- Request subpoenas to insure the presence of crucial witnesses or documents
- Advise the claimant on how best to prepare for and testify at the hearing
- Object to improper evidence or procedures at the hearing
- Cross-examine adverse witnesses
- Present a closing statement
- Submit a written summary of the evidence and argument
- If the claimant wins, make sure the SSA correctly calculates benefits
- If the claimant loses, he/she may request review of the hearing decision by the Appeals Council